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EMERGENCY SLEEPING: New CrashPods added at The Elms hostel in Hemel Hempstead

 Published on: 16th January 2021   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Homeless charity DENS are very proud to announce the addition of new CrashPod emergency sleeping facilities at The Elms hostel in Hemel Hempstead. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, their hostel accommodation capacity has been drastically reduced in order to comply with social distancing measures. 

This is particularly the case for the Crash Pad facility – which offers emergency overnight shelter when the charity cannot accommodate people immediately at The Elms. 

The new CrashPods, located in the front car park of the hostel, provide self-contained accommodation for a further two people, to help ensure those who would otherwise be facing a dangerous night out in the freezing cold will instead have a warm bed and hot meal for the night.

Further amenities inside the pods include a bathroom with a shower, heating, electricity, a kettle and a television. 

A spokesperson from the charity said: “It is intended only as a temporary solution, we will then work with service users to help them find longer-term accommodation, teach basic life and employment skills, and address the root causes of their homelessness.”

If you are facing homelessness, or know someone who is, please call DENS on 01442 275900 or email on

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